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Old    snsbritt            05-11-2006, 11:29 PM Reply   
I have discovered the perfect place to have a wakeboard comp. Already has bleachers, parking, and everything. How do i go about contacting sponsors, and getting people to help?
Old    Show (bigshow)      Join Date: Feb 2005       05-12-2006, 9:42 AM Reply   
I spent a bout a year commuting from Ohio to Waco. The Brazos River looks like an awesome place to ride, is there where you're going to set up? There are others with more experience than I have, but I'm going through now what you're contemplating, I'm working on setting up a wakesurf and wake board comp in Ohio.

Go to the USA Water Ski web site and find the grass roots page. There’s a step-by-step guide that you’ll find very helpful.

I’d say your top first tasks will be:
1) Gain permit to use your venue.
2) Affiliate with a boat/ski club
3) Affiliate with INT or USA Water Ski
4) Talk to local boat dealers to build sponsor ship support
5) Get your club and or friends involved.

Good luck!
Old    Jeff Walker (surfdad)      Join Date: Sep 2004       05-12-2006, 1:57 PM Reply   
Ed is THE MAN for undertaking this type of task. He has set up the Scioto Wakefest almost singlehandedly.
Old    Andrew Moreton (andrew_moreton)      Join Date: Feb 2003       05-12-2006, 4:13 PM Reply   
I have organized a wakeboard tournament in Ft. Worth at Texas Mastercraft before. Send me a PM or email me and I'll help you out. Good luck.

Andrew
Old    snsbritt            05-13-2006, 10:56 PM Reply   
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